ELISA Superhero Roadshow at HWU

We are hosting a joint ELISA / Heriot-Watt event on Tuesday April 17th for Librarians and other Information Professionals in Edinburgh.  The event will be held at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh campus between 12:00 – 5:00pm.

It is a training workshop called the Superhero Roadshow which is aimed at increasing professional pride and getting library staff involved in writing more journal articles, or presenting at conferences etc.
This lively and interactive workshop will cover how to write a conference abstract, how to choose an appropriate journal for publication (peer-reviewed or otherwise) and how to start with small scale in-house research projects. Future superhero librarians will also be encouraged to reflect on the scale of pride they feel in their profession and will be given practical tips on how to engage more fully with the professional opportunities offered by social media. The impact of previous Roadshows has been zero to hero. A growing list of pieces published, blogs uploaded and papers delivered, not to mention new converts to Twitter.

The event will be delivered by
Leo Appleton – Goldsmiths University of London and Wendy Morris – Kingston University
“Whilst we refer to it as the ‘superhero roadshow’ it actually has a serious side. We use superheroes as metaphor to talk about professional engagement for librarians with a particular focus on ‘selling yourself’ and contributing to scholarship through publication and conference presentations. We have found it to be quite a motivational session, and those that want to engage really do take a lot from it”

The event is a free event and is aimed at professional level staff although staff in para-professional roles can also participate and part of the workshop is about instilling professional pride in staff and allowing people to talk about this.
More details can be found in an article at

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite  


image source: thedaringlibrarian.com

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